The Low Down on Diamonds: Heart shaped

1st October '15

Here’s the next post in our Low Down on Diamonds series. In this, we look at each of the most popular diamond cuts, where they come from, what makes them special, and our favourite celebrity engagement rings that feature them!

This time, it’s the turn of one of the most exciting and interesting diamond shapes… the heart!

Heart shaped diamonds have been around for a very long time. Although there is no definite date in which it first emerged on rings and jewellery, there have been reports of wealthy people having heart shaped diamonds since as early as the 15th century. Mary Queen of Scots even gave Queen Elizabeth I a ring with a heart shaped stone on it!


It takes a very high level of skill and precision to make a perfectly shaped heart diamond, making them very special and rare.

It’s easy to see why heart diamonds are rising in popularity: diamonds last forever, and so to propose with an engagement ring in the universal symbol of love, you are really showing how indestructible and invincible your love is!

As you can see here, a solitaire ring with a heart shaped diamond is simple yet very elegant.


It also works very well when the central heart shaped diamond is complimented by round brilliant cut shoulder stones.


Many celebrities have chosen the wildly romantic heart shaped diamond as the main stone on their engagement rings when proposing to show the world how infinite and special their love is.

Lady Gaga’s is the most talked about ring of the moment. Given to her by Taylor Kinney, the huge heart diamond has smaller diamonds down the band, and at the bottom there are more diamonds spelling out the couple’s initials! This ring is as unique and special as they are.



Rochelle and Marvin Humes got engaged on a romantic holiday to the Caribbean when he proposed with this huge heart shaped halo ring.



If you love any of these rings, clicking on the pictures will take you directly to them on the Purely Diamonds website. They have the most stunning collection of engagement rings that you can browse on their website.

For help with proposing with a beautiful ring, get in contact with us at We’re expert proposal and romantic events planners with over 600 proposals worth of experience, so you’re in good hands with us!

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